Apricot jam and crepes…

by Sunita on June 3, 2007

Weekend breakfasts are special…it’s that meal when we all get together to start the day after the very hectic weekdays…weekends are relaxing, no more rush to meet deadlines-namely waking, cleaning,dressing and feeding the kids( thank god that they can do the last two for themselves now, but they do need to be egged on) and depositing them at their school in time. Yes, weekends are indeed special, and it also gives one enough time to make a leisurely breakfast…no deadlines here.

And on weekends, one can also afford to make something new…if it backfires, there’s always time to rustle up something else… I’ve been eyeing Viji’s jam for quite some time now…I love making jams but they usually take up so much of time that somehow or the other I did’nt bother… But this was a very quick way to make jam and it being the weekend, i decided to give it a go. The outcome was simply gorgeous. Since my ingredients were different from her’s, I, of course tweaked it to suit them.

I used the jam as a filling for crepes( can be referred to as the slimmer cousin of pancakes…I mean the English pancakes), again something which I’ve been meaning to make for quite some time.I make pancakes and we all love them. But the very mention of crepes, in fact any French recipe is enough to make me wary, what with all their dedication to the creation of exquisite delights… But then I do love them and thought of giving it a go as well…
and boy, was I glad I did…they did come out well, and with a filling of the apricot jam, really lighted up our weekend breakfast table…

The apricot jam-

What’s needed-

2 c of dried apricots, chopped
3-4 tblsp of honey( more or less according to taste)
3 tblsp of lemon juice
1 and 1/2 C of water

How to-

Place the apricots in a microwavable bowl along with all the other ingredients.
Mix well.

Cover the bowl loosely and place it in the microwave for twenty minutes, taking care to take out the bowl and stir the mixture after every five minutes. If the jam turns out to be too dry, add a little more water and cook for a while longer.

That’s it ! The jam is ready to be spread on your choice of base. Cool completely before storing in an air tight container.
The crepes-

1C plain flour
2 eggs
1/2 C milk
1/2 C water
1/4 tsp salt
2 tblsp melted butter

How to-

Beat the eggs. Add the milk, water and salt and blend in. Mix in the butter and let the batter rest for an hour.

Lightly grease a flat pan. Pour a ladle of batter, immediately twirling it round to spread the batter in a thin layer.

Cook for around 1 and 1/2 minutes until the bottom is light brown.

Carefully loosen the sides with a spatula, turn it over and do the same for the other side.

Remove from the pan and serve hot with filling of choice. The crepes came out really nice and were thin enough for my fingers to be actually seen through.
I combined the jam and crepes together in a roll and it turned out to be a marriage made in heaven…each bite was satisfying…

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{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Sandeepa June 3, 2007 at 4:38 pm

The jam looks delicious…if only someone would make such yummy stuff for me :)

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2 sunita June 3, 2007 at 4:54 pm

Sandeepa, thanks…btw, no one makes them for me, so I do it myself…

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3 Richa June 3, 2007 at 6:15 pm

oh my! that jam looks scrumptious!!!
aprocit is my absolute fav, i’m so going to try this one!! must taste yum with that honey :) wonder if i can even use maple syrup! thanks for coming up with this wonderful recipe! btw i just got a jar of apricot-apple sauce and am thinking of ways to use it, any ideas on that?
thanks

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4 Sig June 3, 2007 at 8:10 pm

Wow that looks yummy Sunita… like Sandeepa I too wish someone would make these for me… I feel so lazy on Sundays and just end up having serial or yogurt for breakfast. :(

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5 sunita June 3, 2007 at 8:22 pm

Richa, thanks…do try it…maple syrup should be fine, I suppose…now that you mention it,I did use apricot-apple sauce as one of the ingredients in some muffins…that was ages ago…maybe it’s time to make another batch…

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6 sunita June 3, 2007 at 8:25 pm

Sig, it’s so much of cereal during the week, that I feel a wee bit guilty about dishing it out again during the weekend…

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7 bee June 3, 2007 at 9:42 pm

that jam looks fabulous. will try it for sure. i am a jam junkie. need some each morning.

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8 sunita June 3, 2007 at 9:50 pm

Bee, we do love jam but not every day…so a jar seems to last forever…making it in smaller quantities seems to be the answer for us…

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9 Cynthia June 4, 2007 at 4:16 am

I’m heading over to your place for my share, don’t eat it all :)

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10 Vcuisine June 4, 2007 at 4:21 am

This is marvellous, i can say. Thanks Sunita that my recipes inspired you to give a try. Home made jams are really very tasty. Viji

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11 Roopa June 4, 2007 at 4:32 am

yumm those crepes with jam looks yummy! wonderfull i will give it a try too.

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12 sunita June 4, 2007 at 8:39 am

Cynthia,sooo sorry, a bit late…it’s all gone…

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13 sunita June 4, 2007 at 8:40 am

Viji thanks to you too…it tasted really nice…

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14 sunita June 4, 2007 at 8:41 am

Roopa, thanks…do give it a try…I’m sure you’ll love it…

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15 Sia June 4, 2007 at 9:42 am

looks so deliciois sunita… u dont need to chop the apricots right? i have to try this someday…

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16 Anjali June 4, 2007 at 9:43 am

Those look mouthwatering. The crepes delicate.

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17 sunita June 4, 2007 at 10:56 am

Sia,thanks…do try it and yes, you do need to chop the apricots(I think I mentioned it!!)…nice to have you over…

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18 sunita June 4, 2007 at 10:57 am

Anjali, thanks and glad to have you over…

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19 Mishmash ! June 4, 2007 at 2:27 pm

Sunita,,,,i love apricot jams and marmalades….my fav’s …and I really wish I had someone here to make that for me…its such an easy recipe but still want to get pampered at times :)

Shn

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20 sunita June 4, 2007 at 5:01 pm

Shn, I have long since stopped longing about being pampered…wish I could send you some…

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21 Sharmi June 4, 2007 at 8:49 pm

the combination looks yummy and mouthwatering. the crepes looks so good. will have to make them sometime.

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22 sunita June 5, 2007 at 5:12 am

Sharmi,thanks…do give them a try…nice to have you over…

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23 WokandSpoon June 5, 2007 at 7:39 am

I love crepes – I usually eat mine with nutella! I never realised that jam could be so easy to make!

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24 sunita June 5, 2007 at 9:42 am

Wokandspoon, they do taste great, don’t they…nice to have you over…

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25 Prema Sundar June 6, 2007 at 3:28 pm

Looks lovely sunita… rolled out crepes with jam inside is a good idea.

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26 SJ June 6, 2007 at 6:46 pm

SUnita, looks lovely! Just last week I had some savoury crepes at IHOP – was really good, so I was on the lookout for the recipe. I’ll surely try this.
BTW, why do you need to let it rest after mixing the batter?

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27 maninas November 10, 2008 at 5:26 pm

oh how i love apricot jam with pancakes! yum!

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28 Hema Raghavendra August 18, 2009 at 4:01 am

Hi Sunita, Jam looks very interesting. I did not know what what we could with Apricot. Will try the Jam. Thanks!

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